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originally posted by: TheCrowMan
Thanks for all the interest, it sounds like a goer.
For those worrying about the heat, by my calculations, if the hole is built somewhere cold, say Siberia, the heat coming up the hole will be balanced by the cold coming down it creating the perfect environment.
Now I have been busy drafting some plans for the project:
Whoevers idea it was to sell merchandise, I want you in my team, there is a sales box there, you are in charge of that and the name, Big Fkin Hole is OK but I think its been coined already by the Grand Canyon, you can do better.
Anyone who wants to prospect in the tailings, you can get a free licence through you Kickstarter donation but profits are 50/50 from what you find.
I calculated that gravity will help meaning all we have to power is the drill and that is going to be done by a large diesel engine which will also turn the pulleys pulling the buckets full of diggings up and out of the hole.
I haven't given much thought to the tower except if we can somehow reuse the diggingsto support the structure.
I did also like the idea of building the tower above the hole, like a mole hill we could use the diggings to raise either side of the hole, once we have done that, we can then build the tower on top of the hill. The tower will be heated by the heat from the hole.